Domino(R) Sugar's pure cane products were certified CarbonFree(R) by Carbonfund.org.
The CarbonFree(R) label indicates the production and delivery of Domino(R) Sugar's new specially marked green and yellow packages result in net zero carbon emissions.
"The launch of Domino(R) CarbonFree(R) Sugar cements our commitment to expanding our offerings of earth-friendly products," said Brian O'Malley, President of Domino Foods, Inc. "We are proud to be the only company to provide carbon neutral sugar products due to our own business practices, specifically our eco-friendly farming and renewable energy production."
The certification began with a life cycle assessment (LCA) by the Edinburg Center for Carbon Management that determined each product's entire carbon footprint. The analysis spanned from the primary inputs of planting and growing the sugar cane, through the harvesting, milling, processing and packaging, to the product's final delivery to store shelves. The carbon footprint was then displaced by the company's own production and supply of clean, renewable energy, which cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
The Domino(R) CarbonFree(R) Sugar line is grown, processed and packaged in
By replacing fossil fuels, the energy facility eliminates hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide that would have been emitted each year (equal to removing 53,000 cars from the road each year) and reduces America's dependence on foreign oil by one million barrels annually.
Domino(R) Sugar is marketed by Domino Foods, Inc.
Contact: Brian O'Malley -- President, Domino Foods, Inc. -- 732-590-1180 Gaston Cantens -- Vice President, Florida Crystals Corporation -- 561-827-5902
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